Mt. Snowdon(centre)
– from viewpoint near Wenallt

Ideally located for your visit to Snowdonia…

Wenallt is situated close to the centre of Penrhyndeudraeth, a large village in Gwynedd in north west Wales.

We are centrally located for visiting the Snowdonia National Park, with the Llyn Peninsula – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – to the west.

Wenallt is set on a south-facing hillside with views over the village to the tidal Dwyryd estuary and the Rhinog mountains behind Harlech. The Moelwyn mountains in the east can be seen from the rear of the house. Mount Snowdon itself is not visible from Wenallt, but you can get a good view just a short walk across the Ffestiniog Steam Railway. The closest walking route up Snowdon is the Watkin Path, about 8 miles from Wenallt.

A new Unesco world heritage site

The slate landscape of this area, together with the Ffestiniog Steam Railway that runs close to the house, has recently been awarded World Heritage status. The railway was used for slate transport and Penrhyndeudraeth itself has an interesting history closely connected to the slate industry – for many years it was the location for manufacture of the explosives used for slate blasting. The explosives site is now the Gwaith Powdwr (powder factory) Nature Reserve overlooking the Dwyryd estuary.

Walking, cycling and car-free holidays

Wenallt is a convenient place to stay if you are hiking the Snowdonia Way or the Wales Coast Path, or cycling a long-distance route. We are happy to accommodate you for just one night if you need, and even happier if you decide to stay two nights – Penrhyndeudraeth’s public transport links mean that you do not need to miss out on any part of your through route, plus you can take advantage of our reduced B&B rates for multi-night stays. Visit the Traveline Cymru website for timetables to help you plan your route.

Try a car-free longer break

With some planning it is possible to take a completely car free break at Wenallt. Penrhyndeudraeth has good public transport links including a railway station.

Penrhyndeudraeth is a station stop on the scenic Cambrian Coast line that runs along the coast of Gwynedd. It connects with Birmingham and Shrewsbury, and terminates at Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula. Some of the most popular destinations in the area are served by stations on the line, including Harlech, Barmouth, Porthmadog and Criccieth. Many of the smaller interim stations make great starting points for walks back to Wenallt along the Wales Coast Path.

Destinations that are not on the train route are served by several bus routes that pass through Penrhyndeudraeth. Visit the Traveline Cymru website for full bus and train timetables.

Things to see and do locally

If you enjoy the outdoors there are plenty of things to do. Preserved narrow-gauge steam railways, beaches, castles, gardens and adventure experiences can be reached on foot or by public transport.

Less than 2 miles

Less than 5 miles

Some local places…